EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2009) - This past Saturday, the
Molloy College volleyball team took part in the fifth-annual
"Conquer Kids Cancer" 5k walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow,
N.Y. The run is sponsored by Coins For A Cure, which is a
devoted to surmounting child cancer by raising money for research, education, awareness and support of pediatric childhood cancer patients and their families.
The organization was started by the couple of Jerry and Susan Lombardi, whose daughter was diagnosed with MPNST, which is a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue sarcoma. Because of this disease, she had to have two fingers and part of her hand amputated. Her strength taught the two of them what it is not to be put off by life's obstacles, and to have
"It was great having the entire team come out and support the walk," said junior Tina King (Point Lookout, N.Y.). "It meant a lot to me, my family and Coin For A Cure. I am happy that we got to share this experience." Head Coach Kevin Quiambao felt the same way: "Having the team come together outside the gym for such a great cause was nice to see."
For more information on Coins For A Cure, please visit their official website at www.coinsforacure.org. You can also reach them by telephone at (516) 538-CURE.
-Provided by Molloy Sports Information department.